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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Next elements to deal with will be the bodyshell..
I may use the schematics on the box as a starting point.
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That plus measurements of the different elements on one of the original bodies I have (2 of the Coors had their original body) should allow me to do something realist... I'm not sure to start right now, I may want to tear down the next car to be modeled (let state it, it is not going to be in this sub forum, and instead of one, maybe I should speak about 2 :-) )
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Before starting something else, I took two additional snapshots of the Coors chassis...
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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I've also printed tires for the Ninja...
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I've printed rims also for the occasion with some white added to the red :-)


And that's how this looks like
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And on the car now... I really need to do the paint job, now (I'll need this car to be ready for a Vintage event mid may).
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And for comparison with original cracked tires
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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With the DST changes last week, the days are getting slightly longer, and the weather starts to be good enough to consider paintjobs. I had a lot of those to tackle, and that start by the Ninja...
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I'm really happy how this turns, as I had a small doubt when choosing the Dark Gun Metal for the bodyshell... Simple but classy, and as good as the original black, IMHO...
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Had to add the driver figure, otherwise it would be missing, and a car running without a driver is not an option in my case...

I painted it last night, and added the finishing touch this morning... And it joined the car when ready :-)
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And I took few pictures with the Samurai as well...
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I still need to add a RX and an ESC to the Ninja and it will be ready for runs in vintage events in May...
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Until now, the Ninja was not in situation to run... It was missing electronics...

A Tamiya black Sport Tuned and an ESC arrived today...

Time to scan one motor isolator, to do something in Silhouette Studio and to plot it in a cardboard made from an Amazon enveloppe...
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And here we have a part which is too often missing in the cars I got used...
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RX, Motor and ESC quickly joined the Ninja with one of the part cut in the afternoon... I tried to keep the ESC in the overal theme of the car, just because...
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I did a short run on the alley, just to set the trims and to check if the car was running fine... Another car ready for the vintage events of this year...
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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silvertriple wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:30 pm That was quick...

A revision of the length for the battery slot, a sketch on top of it...
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Then a skecth to define the steering elements... And another one to define the way the battery door is sloting in...
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And here we are, a Marui Ninja/Coors/Shogun chassis...
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Hello there, I'd like to buy a new Ninja chassis or print one. Can I have a copy of your STL file?

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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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PitcherRC wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 11:58 pm
silvertriple wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:30 pm That was quick...

A revision of the length for the battery slot, a sketch on top of it...
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Then a skecth to define the steering elements... And another one to define the way the battery door is sloting in...
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And here we are, a Marui Ninja/Coors/Shogun chassis...
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Hello there, I'd like to buy a new Ninja chassis or print one. Can I have a copy of your STL file?
At this stage, this chassis is untested, and I won't share or sell an untested STL files... You will have to wait I'm engaging next steps on this chassis, and this will be probably in a few months...
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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A short extract of the footage I took during my Ninja run...
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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That looks great! It also looks like a fun track. 👍
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Those tires are working great , how's the wear ?
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Dadio wrote: Tue Jun 13, 2023 5:30 am Those tires are working great , how's the wear ?
Like for the Samurai... no visible wear after 20 minutes run on the track (40 in total with the runs I made in Montluçon). I ran as well the Samurai, and it is the same. I believe it would wear more on a track with asphalt, but that would be perfectly normal... on pure off road, I believe they can last quite a good time...
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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silvertriple wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 5:06 pm And while cleaning the transmission parts, noticed something :
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That being said, it is not an issue, as this is out of the way the bevel gears mesh together...
That's funny, I found the exact same issue with the Shogun I built; I had to file off the webbing between the teeth left behind by the questionable casting.

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https://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?t=44446

Also, the worst design flaw of the Shogun/Ninja is having the rear bumper--which is expected to take abuse--mount directly to the rear gearbox with these two thin, flimsy little mounting tabs. I had to find a way to fix and brace it after one side was broken off.

https://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?t=44446&start=24

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Unfortunately not all of us can 3D print new chassis tubs when badly engineered bits break off. :lol:
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Coelacanth wrote: Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:51 pm Unfortunately not all of us can 3D print new chassis tubs when badly engineered bits break off. :lol:
On that The optima House is also getting us covered with his SHogun/Ninja enhanced gearbox... I'm not sure about the right tone to dye a greay or white MJF print, but there should be a way (Rit Dye works perfectly, the problem is to find the right tone...)
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Re: Another Marui project - Ninja/Shogun

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Agreed, even though I print my own parts I bought his samurai case STL file and had it professionally printed- turned out fantastic! You don't need a printer of your own these days, the ones you can hire are better than what we can afford at home anyway
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